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  CNN - Latest Hong Kong 'bird flu' victim critical - Jan. 3, 1998
HONG KONG (CNN) -- A 19-year-old woman is the latest to catch the so-called "bird flu" in Hong Kong, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 16.
On Saturday, a Hong Kong television station showed government workers, dressed in white smocks and masks, kicking down the door of one farm and hauling chickens away for gassing.
Hong Kong officials also said that once the ban is lifted, newly imported birds will be quarantined for five days.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/9801/03/hk.flu.update/index.html   (658 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Hong Kong 'Bird Flu'
Scientists who traded their holidays for a trip to Hong Kong to track the new H5N1 virus are back at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week to continue the painstaking task of sorting through blood samples and virus specimens.
Flu viruses are identified by two proteins on their surface called hemagglutinin and neuraminidase.
The Hong Kong outbreak was particularly frightening because it came at the start of flu season in December.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/birdflu/birdflu.htm   (640 words)

 Hong Kong Chicken Flu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Thankfully it looks the deadly Hong Kong bird flu that has taken four lives is finally contained, still twelve people are infected with the chicken flu and may die if a vaccine is not discovered soon.
Doctors feel it is important to diagnose the flu virus in its early stages in effort to sieze the spreading ofth virus.
Not only has the flu caused extensive medical problems to Hong Kong and the rest of the world, it has had a large effect on the economy of Hong Kong.
nhs.needham.k12.ma.us /cur/kane98/kanep2/chickenflu/Hong_Kong_Chicken_Flu.html   (369 words)

 Hong Kong flu definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
This virus was first detected in Hong Kong in early 1968 and spread to the United States later that year.
First, the Hong Kong flu virus was similar in some ways to the Asian flu virus that circulated between 1957 and 1968.
Earlier infections by the Asian flu virus might have provided some immunity against the Hong Kong flu virus that may have helped to reduce the severity of illness during the Hong Kong pandemic.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=26429   (253 words)

  Human Immune System Defenseless Against New Hong Kong Flu
A unique feature of this new virus of the H5 subtype found in Hong Kong, which we call HK97, is that it managed to cross the avian-human species barrier without prior adaptation in another mammalian species," said Dr. Webster.
It is not known how the Hong Kong boy was infected with the H5 virus.
There was an avian flu epidemic a month earlier.
www.upwardquest.com /3-immune-system-disease/1-hong-kong-flu.html   (468 words)

 Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals for October 2005
Hong Kong welcomed 2.14 million visitors in October 2005, a 6.4% increase in arrivals over the same month in 2004.
This popular Mega Event will also serve as a prelude to the full launch of the 2006 Discover Hong Kong Year integrated global campaign, which has already been rolled out to long-haul consumers, and will be unveiled in short-haul markets shortly.
Some 62.6% of all visitors to Hong Kong in October stayed in the city for at least one night, compared with 60% in the same month last year.
www.asiatraveltips.com /news05/112-HongKong.shtml   (902 words)

 Hong Kong Flu Symptoms - Medical Symptoms Pages
The Hong Kong Flu was a pandemic outbreak of influenza that began in Hong Kong in 1968 and spread to the United States of America that year.
Although there was an outbreak of avian influenza in Hong Kong in early 1968, the Hong Kong flu was actually the A type of regular influenza, specifically the first known outbreak of the H3N2 strain (a notation that refers to the configuration of the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase proteins in the virus).
I had the Hong Kong flu in 1969.
www.symptoms101.com /med/archives/2005/05/the_hong_kong_f.php   (471 words)

 HONG KONG FLU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Pandemics are known to have occurred in 1918, 1957, and 1968, resulting in large numbers of deaths.
The first known strain of the type A(H3N2) virus emerged in 1968-69 and was known as "Hong Kong flu".
In March 2003 Health officials issued a global warning about a virulent flu and pneumonia that has swept through hospitals in Hong Kong and Vietnam.
www.johnnyspencer.info /imagetexts13/hongkongfluE.htm   (363 words)

 News.Avian-Influenza.info | Bird Flu Hong Kong Avian Influenza H5N1 News
Hong Kong health officials were Wednesday testing a starling found dead with suspected bird flu.
In a dramatic escalation in its battle against a "bird flu" virus that apparently has killed four people, Hong Kong authorities today announced plans to slaughter all chickens in the territory, as well as geese, ducks, pigeons and quails that may have been housed near chickens.
00-00-0000 Dateline: HONG KONG The government said Friday it was stepping up precautions to prevent the spread of bird flu after health officials confirmed that a man died earlier this week after contracting the avian virus _ raising fears of a repeat of a 1997 outbreak that killed six people.
news.avian-influenza.info /bird_flu_hong_kong_news.html   (1000 words)

 Hong Kong HQ : Hong Kong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Law Society is the professional association for solicitors in Hong Kong.
The Association's mission is to be the authoritative, professional, independentvoice of dentistry in Hong Kong, and to promote the interests of its members.
Hong Kong HQ excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
hongkonghq.com   (700 words)

 Bird Flu Crisis (Hong Kong) [1p.4n] - Gallery - Muzi.com
A recent bird flu case involving a man in southern China may indicate that the H5N1 virus has mutated so that the infection risk is as high in summer as in winter, Hong Kong's health chief said Friday.
Health workers wear protective suits during an exercise to simulate the arrival of bird flu at Hong Kong International Airport in March 2006.
Although the virulence of the current strain indicates the virus has mutated, experts were divided over whether the vaccine used in Hong Kong and parts of mainland China to inoculate chickens against the bird flu is still useful.
gallery.muzi.com /gallery/pfg/english/1003911.shtml   (307 words)

 Hong Kong Bird Flu FAQ's
Bird flu tends to be most active in the colder months, as the virus survives longer at low temperatures.
BALTIMORE -- A bird flu vaccine cultured in laboratory-grown cells and not chicken eggs like traditional vaccines is being tested at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
London - Earlier this year, bird flu panic was in full swing: The French feared for their foie gras, the Swiss locked their chickens indoors, and Americans enlisted prison inmates in Alaska to help spot infected wild birds.
www.pttv.org /Hong-Kong-Bird-Flu.htm   (603 words)

 Bird Flu - Hong Kong, 1997
It all seemed to start with a three-year-old boy in Hong Kong with a sore throat and tummy ache.
When the samples came back positive for influenza, but negative for all known human strains, Hong Kong’s chief virologist forwarded the mystery samples to the world’s top labs in London, Holland, and the CDC in Atlanta.
If H5N1 had spread from Hong Kong in 1997, Lam Hoi-ka would have been Patient Zero for a new global pandemic.
birdflubook.com /a.php?id=15   (496 words)

 1968 Hong Kong Flu
Early 1968 brought the detection of yet another flu strain in Hong Kong.
It arrived in the United States in September 1968 and became widespread in December 1968.
During a flu (avian, bird or other) pandemic, disruptions may be national in scope.
www.avianflu.biz /1968-flu.html   (83 words)

 Bird Flu Updates » Hong Kong
Hong Kong is planning to implement a major action plan to defend against bird flu.
The government is stockpiling medicines and will put together flu alert drills and set up quarantine venues, he said.
You are currently browsing the archives for the Hong Kong category.
www.bird-flu-updates.com /index.php/category/regional/hong-kong   (84 words)

 CDC - Influenza (Flu) |Avian Flu
Flu viruses, avian flu viruses, spread among birds, spread to people
Lab Testing of Persons with Suspected Avian Flu in U.S. WHO guidelines: pharmacological management of human infection
Q and A: Reconstruction of 1918 Flu Pandemic Virus
www.cdc.gov /flu/avian   (297 words)

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